Can Exercise Improve any Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder)?
Abstract – Eating disorders are becoming more prevalent and while certain treatments exist, many treatments tell patients to refrain from exercising. This is said because many people with eating disorders exercise to the point of exhaustion and burn more calories than they eat. However, according to the CDC, exercise is important for everyone’s wellbeing. Refraining from exercise during treatment may lead to a person with an eating disorder to be afraid to start exercising after recovery. They may even engage in unsafe exercising habits that were similar to before their treatment started. If exercise is used during the treatment of eating disorders, it will be closely monitored and help build good habits that would go along with them even after recovery. However, not all types of exercise habits can be used for recovery so the purpose of this systematic review is to see if exercise can be used to treat eating disorders and how should the exercise be conducted to be the most effective. Pubmed was the database used for this study and 11 papers were used in this systematic review. The findings conclude that yoga and PED-T would help patients with eating disorders recover more effectively as they would learn healthy exercising habits to use after their treatment.